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Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 09-03-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,981
Posted By kenh3497
Actually it is... "what's not in a DLG". 60...

Actually it is... "what's not in a DLG".

60 inch plane ready to fly and some are only 8 ounces, Maybe even a tad less. Mine is a beginner model, to fit my skills, and it weighs in at a "portly"...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 09-02-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,003
Posted By kenh3497
I'm guessing it will fly better than before! It...

I'm guessing it will fly better than before! It seems the uglier they are the better they fly.

Gosh you wood working skills make mine look like I used a hatchet to cut stuff out.

Ken
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 09-01-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,981
Posted By kenh3497
FWIW, my local Staples store quoted me $1 per...

FWIW, my local Staples store quoted me $1 per square foot to print plans on their plotter. I don't know how this compairs to Kinkos, but that is the only choice I have besides a private print shop...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-14-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,003
Posted By kenh3497
LOL :D

LOL :D
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-13-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,003
Posted By kenh3497
I'm still wondering where the peg goes for the...

I'm still wondering where the peg goes for the discus launch :confused::D

That is a slick trick to smooth up the tow release hook.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-09-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,003
Posted By kenh3497
Where is the peg for the discus launch? :eek: :D ...

Where is the peg for the discus launch? :eek: :D It might take two hands though:rolleyes:

Ken
Forum: Iowa 03-09-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,682
Posted By kenh3497
Mall show in Mason City, IA

Well the date is official.

The River R/C mall show will be on April 14 & 15. Setup on Saturday at about 9AM. We will have an empty store front where the planes will be locked up over night. ...
Forum: Power Systems 03-03-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,571
Posted By kenh3497
Is it possible the motor is "single phasing"? A...

Is it possible the motor is "single phasing"? A three phase motor will run on two phases, but will have no power under load. Possible bad connection on one of the phases??? Passes enough current...
Forum: Power Systems 02-23-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By kenh3497
I know Hacker is considered a top shelf brand. ...

I know Hacker is considered a top shelf brand. Whit that considered, what are some of the more "value oriented" brands out there.

I know some have had good luck with the hobby king stuff, but I...
Forum: Power Systems 02-21-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By kenh3497
Beings an electric noob has bit me in the...

Beings an electric noob has bit me in the butt..... bought an underpowered plane:(. I can buy a new motor, out of my budget at the moment, or build a new plane. I have tons of very small/light...
Forum: Power Systems 02-20-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By kenh3497
I found the Hacker site, don't know why I...

I found the Hacker site, don't know why I couldn't before????? Anyway the "9" only has a 1700KV rating. It looks like 2S is still the only recommended battery.

I guess it's time to put the plane...
Forum: Power Systems 02-20-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By kenh3497
I just felt out side the plane needs a bit more...

I just felt out side the plane needs a bit more oomph. I checked with my LHS today (120 miles away) He said at 2200KV, 3S would be risky. Maybe I have a battery issue. We installed a new battery...
Forum: Power Systems 02-19-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By kenh3497
Hacker A10-7L on 3s??

Beings I'm a noob to electric I assumed the stated motor could be run on a 3S battery. Everything I find says nothing about 3S, only 2S.

So... Has anybody run the hacker A10-7L motor on 3S. ...
Forum: 3D Flying 02-11-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By kenh3497
Don, which plane are they flying? Like I...

Don, which plane are they flying?

Like I said I'm not big into 3D at this point. Don't know if I ever will be but some of it is kind of fun:D. I'm just not all that happy with how the foamy...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-11-2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,597
Posted By kenh3497
YES, Very good service and good pricing IMO. I...

YES, Very good service and good pricing IMO. I bought the .75 oz 20 yard roll and split it up with three other guys. Worked out to slightly less than $12 each. I challenge you to find a deal like...
Forum: 3D Flying 02-10-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By kenh3497
replace foamy with wood plane???

I just bought a use 3D hobby foamy ( http://www.3dhobbyshop.com/33-EPP-Extra-330-SC--B_p_15759.html ) While it seems to have plenty of power and does fly kind of OK I'm looking for something that...
Forum: Iowa 01-31-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 808
Posted By kenh3497
River City R/C

Hello,

I'm new to Watt Flyer and Electric. Just thought I'd drop a note here. I belong to River City R/C in Mason City, IA. Not much going on this time of year with the "cold" weather, 45F here...
Forum: 3D Flying 01-15-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,080
Posted By kenh3497
This one.. The EPP one ...

This one.. The EPP one

http://www.3dhobbyshop.com/assets/images/3dh-33extra-epp-b-img1.jpg
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-15-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4,975
Views: 443,318
Posted By kenh3497
I have no intention of giving up on IC. I'm just...

I have no intention of giving up on IC. I'm just adding another facet to the hobby. Altough I did dig out some old plans for a Fan Trainer from RCM way back in 1990. It was designed around a TD...
Forum: Electronic Builders Workshop 01-14-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,647
Posted By kenh3497
That's kind of funny.... I'm not laughing at you...

That's kind of funny.... I'm not laughing at you though.

It reminded me of "the old days" when we would charge up a "condenser" from an old ignition point set and toss it to somebody. Of course...
Forum: Aerodynamics 01-14-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,447
Posted By kenh3497
#7 Correct me if I'm wrong, Don't some...

#7 Correct me if I'm wrong, Don't some gliders use "crow" where the flaps go down and the ailerons go up???

Ken
Forum: 3D Flying 01-14-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By kenh3497
I saw "someplace" somebody had used a screw large...

I saw "someplace" somebody had used a screw large enough to screw into the servo arm. The thread was wrapped around the screw and the screw was tightened or loosened to adjust the control surface...
Forum: 3D Flying 01-14-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,080
Posted By kenh3497
Hi, New to foam electric airplanes and just...

Hi,

New to foam electric airplanes and just electric as well. I just purchased a 3D Hobby Extra 330 SC (used) more or less ready to fly.

Is it possible without a great deal of effort to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-14-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4,975
Views: 443,318
Posted By kenh3497
"old" nitro... "new" electric

Hello,

Well... I just purchased my first electric airplane. A 3D Hobby EPP foamy. It was a used rig and came complete except RX and batteries. Those were purchased and I have about 5 or 6...
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